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Trip Start Mar 01, 2014
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Trip End Apr 05, 2014


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Friday, February 28, 2014

Hi!

I am back! Where did the year go? I have loved our winter, the snow is clean and the sun has been bright. There have been some very frigid days but not new experiences for anyone who has grown up in Northern Ontario. We have the option of layering for warmth, coming in to a warm fire, a hot meal and a glass of wine. I have had a lot to do inside so have taken advantage of the cold times and hunkered down to those chores! Now Spring is on our sight lines, but it is a season we do not usually get much of in North Bay, we go from cold to hot! Escaping the messy bits of the thaw appeals to me. We do not need or want to go in search for heat, we search for Spring.

Preparing for this vacation brought new challenges with changing rules on Airlines and of course no two airlines rules are the same. We are up for it...one bag each along with my purse and Tony will have his back pack. We are flying to Lisbon, Portugal with SATA Airlines - 1 bag 20 kg.

Yes, we are heading to Portugal this year. Our home away from home will be a 300 year old whitewashed house, dating from before the Lisbon earthquake in 1755. It is set into a hillside near the top of a village called Penedo, northwest of Lisbon. I am anxious to see it. I am excited for the experience and I am pleased to share.

We wish all of you safe journeys on your travels and healthy days wherever you are. We are looking forward to keeping in touch with you and sharing another "vacation". I know some of you read my blog while enjoying your morning cup of coffee or tea, some while sharing a cocktail at the end of the day, and some when you just hear that "ding" on your email. Whenever it is, or wherever you are, thanks and Cheers!

Off to pack,

Janie
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Jennie on

Can't wait to read all about it so we'll have an idea of where to visit when we get there in May! Safe travels!!

Gwyneth on

Have a great time! Looking forward to enjoying Portugal through your eyes. Happy travels!

Bev on

Sounds like a wonderful plan! Look forward to hearing...and seeing more.

Judy & Dan on

Hi J&T
Looking forward to receiving my Portugal travelogue. Safe trip
Lv D&J

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